Quiza vs Quizas

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Jul 24, 2015
Dec 15, 2018 at 10:22am

In Upgraded Spanish Level 3 Lesson 5 "Matching the Phrases" I see the use of both quiza and quizas. Is there any rule about singular vs plural objects or are these interchangeable for "maybe"?

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Sep 17, 2012
Dec 15, 2018 at 11:03am

According to the Royal Spanish Academy both are equally possible. quizá:

Adverbio que expresa duda o probabilidad: «Neruda es un gran poeta. Quizá el más grande de todos los poetas» (Skármeta Cartero [Chile 1986]). Por analogía con otros adverbios acabados en -s, se creó la forma quizás, igualmente válida: «Quizás Casiana tenga razón» (Parrado 1905 [Cuba 1984]).

Adverb expressing doubt or probability: "Neruda is a great poet. Perhaps (quiza) the greatest of all poets »(Skármeta Postman [Chile 1986]). By analogy with other adverbs ending in -s, the form was created and is equally valid: "Maybe (quizas) Casiana is right" (Parrado 1905 [Cuba 1984]).

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